Cuban boxer Arnaldo Mesa dies

Updated: December 18, 2012, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

HAVANA -- Cuban authorities say Olympic silver medalist boxer Arnaldo Mesa has died. He was 46.

Government-run sports website Jit.cu says Mesa died Monday in the eastern city of Holguin, several days after he was hospitalized for a stroke.

Mesa, a southpaw, was born Dec. 6, 1966, in the eastern province of Santiago.

In 1996 he was runner-up in the bantamweight class at the Olympics in Atlanta. He won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1991, in Havana, and again four ...

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